The following is a transcript of True Mother’s message given at a meeting with leaders of Family Federation for World Peace and Unification’s business organizations on March 22, 2013 (Heavenly Calendar February 11 and Year One of Cheon Il Guk) at the Cheon Jeong Jung. These notes are an unofficial translation from a video posted on FFWPU-Korea’s web page and should not be considered authoritative or quoted in any publication without prior permission from FFWPU.
“I have proclaimed that I will offer Korea, God’s home, to Heaven by 2020. To achieve this, your active responsibility and cooperation is essential. Organizational headquarters can be compared to the mind and body. If the church organization pertains to the mind, the business organization corresponds to the body. The body and mind cannot be separated. They must become one, right? Therefore, the headquarters and the Tongil Foundation organizations must become one. The body should be healthy. To actively support the work of the mind, the body must be strong, work hard and complete all of its responsibility. By doing so, an individual, church, society, nation and world can have a healthy body and mind.
“From such a perspective, I am about to give everyone the chance to do your very best. One of the things I want most to achieve before 2020 is building a museum of True Parents’ lives. Did you, or did you not, meet the Returning Lord after the long wait of 2,000 years? Now, not much time is left until they [people who have yet to meet True Parents], too, come to know this truth. They will recognize that they can no longer develop based on the ways and teachings of the past.
“Looking back on Father’s ascension, we, the Unification church, did not do enough to spread the good news to the world even though the great day mankind and heaven had been long anticipating (for 6,000 years) had truly come about and the Savior, Messiah, the Lord at his Second Coming, the True Parents conducted the many providences on earth. This is deeply regrettable. If we do not accomplish our responsibilities, our descendants will automatically face difficulties. Therefore, you must spread the news while you’re still alive, at all costs, that a new age has begun and the Returning Lord, Messiah and the True Parents came and ascended.
“Six months have already passed since Father’s ascension; how much effort have you put into witnessing to new people through your respective responsibilities? The time left until you depart for the next world is shorter than the time you have lived so far. The population of the world today exceeds seven billion. Imagine how people who lived in the same age as us would lament when they go to the spirit world for not having known the True Parents and their message while on earth? In no way could we avoid charges against us such as: ‘Why didn’t you tell me about this even though we lived on earth in the same age?’ If you do not fulfill your responsibilities, your descendants would have to face indemnity again. As most of you have heard and know through study of the Word, Blessed families must fulfill their responsibilities. Thus, I have set the vision: We must restore not only Korea but at least 43 countries on the national level by 2020. The above countries were selected, and impetus has been put toward this vision. I would like everyone to participate in this effort. Maintaining the status quo is not good enough. You must invest all of your sincerity and make sure the companies you’re developing fulfill their responsibilities within the period of grace bestowed by Heaven. That is why you must become companies that can contribute to God’s will. A couple must unite and then witness, of course. In addition, they must fulfill all their responsibilities and help develop their companies.
“The only way left for us and our descendants is to succeed. Do not forget this! Do you understand? That is why you must all help in the building of a museum of Father’s Life. This will become a historic museum. It must be known for displays of the highest quality that can be found nowhere else on Earth. This museum will be built in a way that allows humanity vividly to see how much True Parents embraced history and humanity throughout their lives.
“You all know the founding purpose of Universal Peace Academy (UPA). A great poet form India, Rabindranath Tagore, praised Korea 150 years ago. What do you think the poet saw or felt to praise about Korea in such a way? According to him, on the day the lamp of truth gets lighted, the lamp will illuminate the world. This poet knew Heaven’s providence. Through the advent of the true owner and the returning of the Messiah in Korea, Korea gets to radiate light. What in history do you think Korea can be proud of? To be able to start this providence with the True Parents is a tremendous blessing for your descendants and ancestors. It’s a grace. However, you must not keep these blessings to yourselves. You must live for the sake of others. Bringing peace and happiness to our neighbors is something we must expand. Thus, it is our mission, as blessed families living in this age, to guide all humanity in becoming people of Cheon Il Guk in front of Heaven which opened the Cheon Il Guk era.
“From now on, the term ‘failure’ should never be part of our lives. Do you understand? Success alone is the way. Can you promise to become victors in front of the world and in front of Heaven? I would like the company heads to practice such a lifestyle within their families first. I am trying to put everyone into a position where you have all contributed to this great will based on your respective circumstances. Do you all welcome that? [Applause]
“I pay a lot of attention to my grandchildren these days. That is why I teach the second and third generations to pray about such contents every morning and evening. ‘Heavenly Parent, thank you. I love you.’ (This is the most important part.) Shil Cheon Gung Haeng is to ‘practice the true love of the True Parents of Heaven, Earth and Humankind.’ ‘Shin-joon Moon will become a devoted grandson who will complete the dutiful way of a filial son, a patriot and a divine son in the family.’ For those in the second-generation: ‘[Your name] will become a second-generation member who will complete the dutiful way…’’ For third generation: ‘[Your name] will become a third-generation member who will…’ Just as I mentioned before, this is part of creating the environment.
“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the Earth. Following this, He created Adam and Eve; God conversed directly with Adam and Eve after their creation. This is before the Fall. Our culture must be reborn through the Word, starting from the family. I had a meeting with elder leaders and lecturers a few days ago. Among those whom I met on that day, one leader from a Korean-Japanese couple had a young, ten-year-old child. Their family has difficult circumstances, but the son diligently reads the Divine Principle, Cheon Seong Gyeong or sermons. The child is still doing Hoon Dok Hwe even now. This Hoon Dok Hwe somehow resolved the difficulties within his family. I am saying for you to realize that great works have been conducted by the spiritual world since Father’s ascension. That means we all have the conditions needed to make everything possible. However, if you ask why you are not successful, I would say the reason lies within your personal problems. All of you here today must set up the heavenly tradition through this meeting today. You must lead lives of attending True Parents at all times. I am sure you know your companies’ performance will depend on how absolutely you attend True Parents in your lives. If you live for the sake of others through absolute faith, absolute love and absolute obedience, Heaven will greatly bless you. Do you understand?
“I arranged this meeting with the hope that you will all make these efforts and live successful lives.”